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1 PMEL Press Releases and NOAA News Stories FY09- FY14 PMEL WIDE Oceanographer named to head NOAA s Seattle research laboratory CLIMATE THEME most recent releases and stories listed first Carbon dioxide in the tropical Pacific Ocean is increasing faster than expected 68/ArticleID/10499/Carbon- dioxide- in- the- tropical- Pacific- Ocean- is- increasing- faster- than- expected.aspx Climate models show carbon emission mitigation could slow Arctic temperature increases 68/ArticleID/10423/Climate- models- show- carbon- emission- mitigation- could- slow- Arctic- temperature- increases.aspx Long- term warming and environmental change trends persist in the Arctic in NOAA research finds new way to identify which El Nino events will have biggest impact on U.S. winter weather 68/ArticleID/9987/NOAA- research- finds- new- way- to- identify- which- El- Ni241o- events- will- have- biggest- impact- on- US- winter- weather.aspx Black carbon larger cause of climate change than previously assessed 68/ArticleID/10002/Black- carbon- larger- cause- of- climate- change- than- previously- assessed.aspx One in a million: NOAA ocean profilers hit new data transmission milestone 68/ArticleID/10124/One- in- a- million- NOAA- ocean- profilers- hit- new- data- transmission- milestone-.aspx NOAA, National Archives team up with citizen- scientists to reconstruct historical climate of the Arctic

2 68/ArticleID/10150/NOAA- National- Archives- team- up- with- citizen- scientists- to- reconstruct- historical- climate- of- the- Arctic-.aspx Arctic summer wind shift could affect sea ice loss and U.S./European weather, says NOAA- led study Arctic nearly free of summer sea ice during first half of 21st century Amount of coldest Antarctic water near ocean floor decreasing for decades ml Arctic settles into new phase warmer, greener, and less ice Arctic Report Card: Region Continues to Warm at Unprecedented Rate New NOAA Buoy to Help Close Gap in Climate Understanding South of Africa NOAA joins international effort to track black carbon in the Arctic Argo floats help monitor ocean acidity Warm Arctic, Cold Continents: Changes in Arctic are Hitting Closer to Home NASA/NOAA Study Finds El Ninos Growing Stronger Ocean Stored Significant Warming Over Last 16 Years: Lyman and Johnson Nature paper When it Comes to CO2, What Goes Up Isn t Always Coming Down New NOAA Web Site Emphasizes Broader Impacts of Sea Ice Loss 2

3 Annual Arctic Report Card Shows Stronger Effects of Warming Network of Research Buoys in Indian Ocean to Improve Monsoon Prediction Ice- Free Arctic Summers Likely Sooner Than Expected MARINE ECOSYSTEMS most recent releases and stories listed first NOAA- led study shows Alaska fisheries and communities at risk from ocean acidification NOAA and partner scientists study ocean acidification in Prince William Sound 68/ArticleID/10648/NOAA- and- partner- scientists- study- ocean- acidification- in- Prince- William- Sound.aspx NOAA- led researchers discover ocean acidity is dissolving shells of tiny snails off the U.S. West Coast $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Launched 68/ArticleID/10260/2- million- Wendy- Schmidt- Ocean- Health- XPRIZE- Launched.aspx A more acidic Arctic? NOAA deploys first buoy in region to monitor levels of CO2 absorbed by ocean 68/ArticleID/10256/A- more- acidic- Arctic- NOAA- deploys- first- buoy- in- region- to- monitor- levels- of- CO2- absorbed- by- ocean.aspx New Bering Sea research reveals how changing ecosystem impacts America's most valuable fisheries Like putting headlights on a car :Pacific oysters gain from IOOS data Gliding into the future of ocean research can.msi.ucsb.edu/news/gliding- into- the- future- of- ocean- research 3

4 A Sea of Change: Ocean Acidification Threatening Coastal Waters Underwater ears heard rumblings before 2011 undersea volcano eruption 68/ArticleID/10185/Underwater- ears - heard- rumblings- before undersea- volcano- eruption.aspx Scientists Find Rising Carbon Dioxide and Acidified Waters in Puget Sound NOAA Expedition Hears Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Greenland OCEANS AND COASTAL PROCESSES most recent releases and stories listed first Watch video LIVE from the seafloor as NOAA and partners explore deep- sea volcanoes ml Researchers estimate total energy and local impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami 68/ArticleID/10171/Researchers- estimate- total- energy- and- local- impact- of- the Japan- tsunami.aspx Indian Ocean Tsunami Fuels Completion of NOAA Tsunami Warning System Scientists Discover and Image Explosive Deep- Ocean Volcano Dec. 26, 2009 Marks Five Years Since Sumatra Indonesia Tsunami Killed 230,000 NOAA Simulation Model Helps Prepare Santa Barbara for Tsunamis and Coastal Floods NOAA s Simulation Tool Prepares Oregon Coastal Towns for Tsunamis and Floods How to Forecast a Wave: Indian Ocean Tsunami Tests NOAA s New Forecast System 4

5 Tsunami Symposium Sees NOAA Research Forecast in Action NOAA Scientists Find Tsunami Shadow Visible from Space NOAA Simulation Model Helps Prepare Santa Barbara for Tsunamis and Coastal Floods RESEARCH INNOVATION most recent releases and stories listed first NOTE: Since Research Innovation supports all research themes the stories below are also listed above under their respective research themes (Climate, Marine Ecosystems, or Oceans and Coastal Processes) NOAA and partner scientists study ocean acidification in Prince William Sound 68/ArticleID/10648/NOAA- and- partner- scientists- study- ocean- acidification- in- Prince- William- Sound.aspx Gliding into the future of ocean research can.msi.ucsb.edu/news/gliding- into- the- future- of- ocean- research New NOAA Buoy to Help Close Gap in Climate Understanding South of Africa Network of Research Buoys in Indian Ocean to Improve Monsoon Prediction Indian Ocean Tsunami Fuels Completion of NOAA Tsunami Warning System How to Forecast a Wave: Indian Ocean Tsunami Tests NOAA s New Forecast System 5

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